News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department

UMD Community Text Alert 04/18/2020

A UMD Community Text Alert was sent for an off-campus shooting that occurred in the 8700 block of Baltimore Avenue, on April 18, 2020. For information about the text alerts, visit .

The Prince George's County Police Department is conducting the investigation for this incident.


National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2020

Below is a message from Chief Mitchell that was sent yesterday to all members of the department. 

Please join me is celebrating National Telecommunicators Week that began yesterday and extends through April 18. I can speak for many police officers in saying that I could not do their job. I can also say thank God we have such a dedicated group of professionals in UMPD. Last year our dispatchers handled over 60,000 calls and hundreds of alarms. They are the voice that you hear when you call 911 in emergencies. They are the voice that you hear when a police officer calls for help over the radio. Unfortunately they seldom hear a voice that just says "thank you"! Thank you for being there in our time of need. Thank you for making sure that I have all of the life-saving information available when responding priority on a call. Thank you for helping me to stay alive so that I can return home safely to my family. 

On behalf of a grateful UMPD, please join me in thanking our Dispatchers for their outstanding service and support. They remain the "Thin Gold Line" in our Department and profession. 


Chief David B. Mitchell


UMD Text Alert 03/30/2020

The Governor of Maryland has issued a Stay-at-Home Order that goes into effect at 8 p.m., March 30, 2020. “The order states that no Maryland resident should leave their home unless it is for an essential job or for an essential reason, such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking urgent medical attention, or for other necessary purposes.” Details:


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Telephone Reporting for Certain Incidents

Until further notice, we are taking some reports over the phone. You can call us at our non-emergency number at 301-405-3555. If you have an emergency, dial 911 or 301-405-3333 or #3333 from your cell phone. You can also contact us via the UMD Guardian app too.



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